1)    Marie BULKO, 24, Berlin, marries Martin MUSCHICK JR.

2)    Caroline BULKO, 20, Cottbus,  marries Jacob Mayer

3)   Gottfried WIEDNER, 21, of Drachhausen


They left Hamburg, 4 May 1884 arrived in New York City on the “Harmonia;” 19 May 1884, a steam ship with over 900 passengers.


In the same year a Martin Bulkow, 17 arrive Baltimore, from Bremen on 21 Aug 1884, ship the “Herman” pg 137.


These were Orphaned sisters from Drachhausen. Both girls married in SAINT ANTHONY, IOWA within 2 years of their arrival.


Marie’s marriage was a summer-winter marriage that produced 8 children. All the children were delivered by her sister-in-law Caroline MUSCHICK Koch, who was midwife for the area and owned the 80 acre farm adjoined the 80 acre Martin MUSCHICK JR. farm, just south of St. Anthony, IA.


Caroline, known as “Lena” had 9 children, with husband Jacob Mayer.   In 1896 they moved to St. Anthony where Jacob ran a town’s hardware store. The upstairs was used for many community activities in the town, including class plays, recitals, and city court. It was the site of the celebration for the end of WWI. He also owned an 80 acre farm on the east edge of town.


Gottfried Wiedner is found in the Iowa Census, Dubuque, Scott County, Iowa in the 1895 Iowa Census. He was have been following his great Aunt Henrietta WIEDNER GULLICK in 1847 and many 2nd cousins still living in nearby Fort Madison, Lee county.

Revised 22 December 2005





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